Covid complications causing concerns

Martin and Nadine haven’t been to France since January, and Covid complications certainly are an issue and a constant worry. It seems sorting out a ferry crossing isn’t the only hurdle. Is it better to go or to cancel?

Requirements for driving in France – Breath Test Kits

On 1st July 2012, a law was introduced in France: all drivers had to carry a breath test kit in their car. Find out why and if or how that law was implemented. Read more about the driving requirements in France.

Kouign-amann vs Lardy cake

Kouign-amann is a beautiful, buttery, traditional Breton cake. During the current lockdown, unable to travel to Brittany, we have found an alternative: the British lardy cake. Read on.

Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling across to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits, but there are laws and regulations to bear in mind while driving abroad.

The dossier starts here

The Dossier starts here!

Each year I try to do something to integrate us further into French culture. We have joined the local library, have French television (confession…I don’t watch it though!!) and we are eligible to vote in the local elections.

Now the ultimate, French Nationality.

We have lived in France for ten years now, we work in France, we pay our taxes here and the children go to school in France. Now is the time.

I have called the Prefecture (government offices) in Vannes several times as this department is only open Tuesday afternoons between 2 – 4pm !!

Eventually, I spoke to someone and have been asked to come for an interview on Tuesday at 10.30am.

I have been asked to start a ‘dossier’, this means paperwork!!!
I have to provide copies of my birth certificate, marriage certificate, children’s birth certificates, my parents marriage certificate, passport, last three years bank accounts and the list goes on and on!!

I have no idea what the process entails. Will there be an exam testing my ‘cultural knowledge’ and language skills?

I have no idea. Tuesday, all will be revealed!!

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